Goodbye banking, hello riding. Mexico tu Ushuaia

Discussion in 'Americas' started by jonas_mx, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Hey Jonas,

    I'm following your route ideas and trip as well. Perhaps I'll see you somewhere down South. My name is Steve, and I'm riding with AC_Elite, leaving Glendora CA, probably on or around October 1.

    Have a great ride!

    Steve
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  2. jonas_mx

    jonas_mx Adventurer

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    Hello guys,

    A quick update, last week I traded my NX4 for a DR650. I found this guy on mercadolibre.com (latin american ebay) willing to swap his 2013 DR for my NX4 + some cash. I think it was a good deal, as the DR has 1,600 miles on it and although it has a few scratches it is showroom quality. I couldve gone for a brand new DR but that would've been about 1,200 usd more. So now Im gonna invest that cash in some goodies for the DR.

    I already took it on its first trip, from Mexico City to my hometown of Durango (and back) going through Toluca, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Zamora and Guadalajara on the first day and then Teul, Tlaltenango, Jerez, Fresnillo and Durango on the second day. For any of you thinking about visiting Mexico I highly recomend the "libre" road from Atlacomulco to Morelia and also the libre from Guadalajara to Teul.

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    Now on to your replies and questions:

    CourtRand:
    Thanks for the info, I will look into your website and hopefully I can get some ideas from there, I'll send you a PM once Im in Ecuador.

    ac_elite:
    About crossing the Darien, we want to take the Stahlratte from San Blas to Cartagena, its almost the same price as Girag and its a waaaay more scenic route plus you get to spend a few days sailing the caribbean. Also from Cartagena we might go to Maracaibo in Venezuela just for fun as it is quite close.
    I havent done much research on the return trip as I might do it overland but I heard the Santiago-Mexico route can be cheaper as LAN cargo runs a regular service. Hope we can meet up somewhere!

    Steve:
    hope you have a great trip! see you on the road!
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  3. IRIDE56

    IRIDE56 Mike

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    I will see you guys around, My adventure starts Nov 1 2013
    I have no return date just a start date,,,,
    Mike
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  4. jonas_mx

    jonas_mx Adventurer

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    Quick update over here,

    We are booked on board the Stahlratte, departing sept 10th from San Blas in Panama to Cartagena in Colombia. Anyone in Panama or colombia around those dates?

    Also we have added Maracaibo, Venezuela to the schedule as it is quite close to Cartagena and we want to take a look into Mr. Chavez country and see if the roumors are true! specially if the women are as beutifull as they say!
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  5. billy the kid

    billy the kid Adventurer

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    I to am watching this thread with interest . First post here on ADV
    Just lurking gathering ideas . Thanks Jonas
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  6. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Does LAN fly motorbikes to/from South America and Mexico? Would be very interested in the details of this. Saludos, JIm
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  7. jonas_mx

    jonas_mx Adventurer

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    I believe LAN does ship bikes from SA to Mexico, specially as their cargo division runs a regular service from Santiago to Mexico City, however Im not sure if shipping with them is as easy as doing it with Girag.

    Here are the details for MasAir, mexican company that also runs cargo planes and (i believe) are agents for LANcargo in Mexico

    Mas Air
    Teléfono: + 52 55 5786 9555
    Fax: +52 55 5786 9543
    Contacto: Mayra Sánchez
    Email:masanchez@MasAir.com

    I havent looked that far into that because Im really trying to make it back on my bike, and ride the Sthlratte from Colombia to Jamaica, Cuba and land in Mexico (Isla Mujeres)
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